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Transient Temperature Profiles in Tissues With Nonuniform Blood Flow Distributions

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A. B. Elkowitz, R. C. Eberhart

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Tex. 75235

A. Shitzer

Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

J Biomech Eng 104(3), 202-208 (Aug 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138349 History: Received September 08, 1981; Revised March 15, 1982; Online June 15, 2009

Abstract

Numerical methods and the bio-heat transfer equation are employed to calculate temperature profiles in tissues subjected to nonuniform blood flow distributions, for initial and boundary conditions which simulate experimental physiological situations. Results indicate that one can infer, from sudden changes in temperature distribution, the occurrence of sudden changes in tissue blood flow. However, prediction of blood flow distribution from near equilibrium or steady-state temperature profiles is of poor resolution, and does not appear useful as a practical technique. The methods and results are useful for predictions of temperature profiles in the absence of significant endogenous or exogenous heating; they can be extended to such applications by straightforward methods.

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